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Trinamool rules out compromise on Lokpal bill

KOLKATA: Hardening its stand on the Lokpal bill, UPA ally Trinamool Congress on Sunday ruled out any compromise on the Lokayukta provision and said the government should have faced voting in the Rajya Sabha.

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Naidu dares TRS to stop him from visiting Telangana districts

HYDERABAD: In the backdrop of statements by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders vowing to not let him tour Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, TDP chief, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu Saturday dared his political detractors to stop him from visiting the area.

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IAF to select crew for India’s first manned mission to space

NEW DELHI: Joining the project for the country’s first indigenous manned mission to space, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and is now planning to set up facilities for selecting the crew for the maiden flight.

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Cyclone Thane batters east coast; 18 killed in TN, Puducherry

CHENNAI: A severe cyclone dumped heavy rain and sent wind gusts up to 140 kmph after it hit the Tamil Nadu coast Friday killing 18 persons and left a trail of destruction and threw life out of gear in Cuddalore district and in the adjacent Union Territory of Puducherry.

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Lokpal fiasco triggers political war between govt, oppn

NEW DELHI: A political war broke out between government and Opposition Friday over Rajya Sabha’s failure to pass the Lokpal Bill Thursday, with both sides accusing each of carrying out "well-choreographed" chaos to scuttle it.

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